August Favorites

August Beauty Favorites 2014

Click here to view my latest YouTube video – my favorite beauty and non-beauty items for the month of August! I had a great time picking this month’s favorites for you guys – definitely a random assortment, heavier on the non-beauty faves this time around. But no fear–next month’s installment promises to be big on the beauty, as I’ve been testing some products out a little more rigorously than usual so I can be absolutely sure they’re up to standard (and they are).

Leave me a comment down below with your favorite beauty item of the past month. What have you been absolutely loving? Let’s have a discussion!

Labor Day Sale Roundup


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Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? In fact, that myth is so widely propagated and taken as gospel, that nobody seems to know where that cardinal rule of fashion originated. I’m here to set the record straight. (For the non-Americans, Labor Day is a national holiday meant to celebrate the workforce of our nation, the backbone of our economy.)Read Post →

Beauty Recs with Sally Beauty

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In my last Sally Beauty post, I offered my custom beauty consultation services to one winner–and that winner was the lovely Elizabeth. My spending limit was $45 so I opted to multitask items: several eyeshadows (suited to her eye color) in one, as well as a gorgeous blush/bronzer combo. I’m loving the “nude everything” trend these days so of course a dusty rose nail color was in order, as was a nude lip pencil. Plus, through the rest of August, you get a free snazzy tote if you spend $45 at any Sally Beauty store, while supplies last. And trust me, they’re cute.

  1. Femme Couture Velvet Bronzer and Blush Duo
  2. Femme Couture Color Made Easy Shadow Effects Trio
  3. Real Colors Hydra Lips Waterproof Gel Lip Liner
  4. OPI Nail Lacquer in Nomad’s Dream
  5. Ardell Natural Multipack Babies

I hope you like my picks for you, Elizabeth! I thoroughly enjoyed shopping for you! I hope you enjoy your gift card and please let me know how your shopping goes!

Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial

Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial

Hey guys! Today I’m going to share with you how to make your lips look bigger–while Kylie Jenner may have had a lil work done *cough*, it’s no secret that she piles on the mauve lip liner these days, 90′s style. I’m actually a huge fan of mauve-y, dusty rose-colored lips. I think they look natural and enhance your lip shape without being showy or high-maintenance.Read Post →

My Stay, Shop, Sparkle Experience in Dallas

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Hi friends! Today I’m going to share a vlog and a contest with you regarding my two night stay at the Hyatt Regency Dallas which included a shopping trip at the famed Northpark Shopping Center in town. The Hyatt Regency and Northpark mall invited my husband and I to come out and sample their “Stay. Shop. Sparkle.” package — and with a name like that, who could resist?Read Post →

Back to School/Work Bag Basics

Hello friends, and Happy Friday to you all. Today I’m super excited to share my rendition of a “back to school” video – essentials for your school/work bag! Now, I’m a “far beyond” graduate: the perpetual student. I’ve endured primary school, middle school, four years of high school, four years of college, four years of medical school, and I’m working on my last four years of residency training (only 1.8 more years to go, baby!). While I’m not going to show you my backpack full of Hello Kitty and lollipops, I can show you in the most practical sense what some great things to carry in your book bag are — and indeed, my new favorite way to lug it all around. I hope you enjoy!

IN MY BACK TO SCHOOL / WORK BAG

Whipping Post Vintage Tote Bag
Apple Macbook Air 13″ + Speck Case 
Pencil Case: eBay (similar: http://www.coolpencilcase.com)
Apple iPhone 5
Ray-Ban Wayfarer in Tortoise 
Notebook for taking notes (mine is a Moleskine
MAC Softsac Makeup bag 
Travalo travel atomizer 
Louis Vuitton Multicolore 4-Key Holder (Lychee colored interior)
Matine business card holder
Midori Traveler’s Notebook
Filofax Personal Original in Nude Patent
Kate Spade Cherry Lane Small Stacy Wallet
Frends With Benefits Headphones
Oil Slick caps
Fox Pepper Spray

WHAT I’M WEARING

BeGood Clothing Company Tee
American Eagle Artist Crop Jeans
Sperry Top-Siders
Ray-Ban Wayfarers in Brown/Tortoise
Aid Through Trade Roll-On Bracelets
Michele Watch
Rimmel lipliner in Eastend Snob
Maya Brenner initials necklace

Little Black Book of Bronzers

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A few months ago (gulp) I had the privilege of being sent this awesome “Little Black Book of Bronzers” by Too Faced. The name is definitely a misnomer because it’s actually really, really large–but it’s so friggin’ amazing I just had to share it with you all. It contains their entire collection of bronzers – and you all by now know how much of a fanatic I am for the Milk Chocolate Soleil. The Milk Chocolate variety is perfect for pale-faced gals while the chocolate soleil is perfect for anyone with a medium complexion and deeper. Also included are a bunch of shimmery/highlighting bronzers (is that a paradox?).Read Post →

Filofax v. Erin Condren: Who Wins Out?

Hey y’all! Today I’m back with two exciting announcements. The first is that PSS has a brand new look — thanks to a sleepless Saturday night! I’ve been wanting to overhaul the look of PSS for a while now (it’s needed one for about two years now but I hadn’t found the time). I’m so thrilled with how it turned out–please take a look around and get to know the new site! Secondly, it’s Filofax video day!Read Post →